Panhellenic Council

Informal Recruitment (Continuous Open Bidding)


What is COB?

Continuous Open Bidding takes place after formal recruitment in the fall and takes place during the spring semester. Depending on the chapter size, chapters can extend bids to eligible women who are enrolled in classes at MSU and meet their membership requirements.
Formal Recruitment (Fall)

The Formal Recruitment process is an opportunity for women to meet all the Panhellenic sororities on Michigan State's campus. Each day women visit with chapters to learn more about their sisterhood, philanthropy and values. Women return to chapters based on a mutual selection process.  

Michigan State's Panhellenic sororities admit new members at the beginning of the fall and spring semester. It is important to note every chapter is only required to participate in the Spring recruitment process. Chapters choose to participate in spring based on chapter and campus totals. 

To participate in the recruitment process women must be enrolled for Fall 2024 classes, and on university good standing.


Fall 2024 Formal Recruitment Dates:

PNM Orientation: Thursday, August 28

Virtual Spirit Day: Friday, August 29

Philanthropy Days: Saturday, August 30 & Sunday, September 1

Values Days: Friday, September 6 & Saturday, Sunday 7

Preference Day: Sunday, September 8

Bid Day: Monday, September 9

For more information check out the Michigan State Panhellenic Recruitment Page! You can also contact Eisele Hirschel, Vice President for Recruitment Logistics at


View the 2023 Fall Formal Recruitment Booklet: VIEW HERE


Panhellenic Fall Recruitment Frequently Asked Questions